Certificate in Water Quality Science {22-23} - Nature of Sustainability

Course Code
SUST 200  Credits
Title Nature of Sustainability 
Lasc Area Goal 2  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course explores the concept of sustainability within the context of socio-environmental systems and examines topics of study from an individual perspective. Individual connections to sustainability issues within business, politics, and the social and natural sciences will be introduced. The trade-offs (environmental, social, and economic) associated with generating and using various resources will be examined, including a recognition that all individuals do not have the same ecological footprint. Evaluating these trade-offs requires a level of competency in information literacy, including identifying credible sources, and the development and application of logic and argumentation skills. Finally, we will explore what actions are possible to work towards a sustainable future. MnTC Goal 2.